During the month of January, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) hosted a special professional development opportunity for NOSB coaches, as well as other middle and high school educators nationwide. The free online webinar series focused on the 2015 NOSB competition theme of ‘the science of oil in the ocean.’ The purpose of the series was to provide teachers with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of topics related to the origins of oil in the ocean, the transport and breakdown of oil and oil’s impact on ecosystems. Three presenters each gave a one-hour live webinar presentation on their current research or topic of interest, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. Recordings of each webinar, as well as additional resources provided by the presenters, are available on the NOSB website. Please view the webinars and share them with interested educators!
The 2015 NOSB regional competitions are quickly approaching. During these 23 competitions, which will take place on February 7 and February 28, teams of 4-5 students will be tested on their knowledge of ocean science and technical disciplines, as well as the 2015 theme, through quick-answer, buzzer questions and more complex team challenge questions (TCQs). To find a regional bowl in your area, click here.
The winning team from each regional bowl will attend the 18th Annual NOSB Finals Competition at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on April 23-26, 2015 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.